George Skipworth

has spent every available moment playing golf or studying the greats since the 60s, in between world tours as a classical musician, Harvard studies in Government or as the author of a dozen novels. Nicklaus and Snead may be the statistical greats, but Skipworth is a life-long devotee of Gary Player, and considers meeting the South African at the Jeld-Wen to be an unforgettable milestone. His driving passion in golf these days is to raise viewer interest in the LPGA.

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Rory is “Extraordinary”

Rory McIlroy Playing More in West, Giving Up European Card Rory McIlroy is getting really tired of being told how to run his life, at least his career. The masses always have the standard formula in mind, prepared to assist you at any time in what your most practical path may be. This week, even …

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Suzy Whaley – Game for a Lifetime As PGA Head

Player, Teacher, Administrator Whaley Has Done It All – Now Heads PGA of America When PGA of America recently held their meeting to settle on a new president, they had a choice about criteria. It’s the same choice giant corporations have – do we want someone who is an incredible business person, leader, organizational genius, …

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Tiffany Faucette, Good Lessons for Everyone

Leading Teacher Faucette Has Gift for De-complicating Swing Components It’s a regular habit with me. I peruse endlessly through anything that says ‘golf’ on the front, whether it’s a web site, a book, or a video. Today, I ran across a name with which I am not familiar, Tiffany Faucette, leading certified LPGA instructor. The …

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Doris Chen Disqualified – Oh Mother!

Mother Moves Ball for Daughter Chen, Who Hits it Anyway Just when we feared golf might attain normalcy again, here comes the next twist of fate. We call it “The Curse of the Manic Stage Mother.” Of course, the institution of being a stage parent doesn’t have to occur on or around the golf course. …

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Willie McRae Everyone’s Caddie, Dies at 85

McRae Pinehurst Genius Who Caddied for Stars and Common Man Willie Lee McRae of Taylortown, North Carolina, never became a political superstar, a famous athlete, or renowned touring golfer, but those who did depended on him for his knowledge and guidance. From the age of 10 in 1943, he caddied at the famous Pinehurst Course, and …

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Cameron Champ New Big Hitter on Tour

Insane Off the Tee, Champ Wins First PGA Earlier today, I read an account of the early 2000s, when Tiger Woods was the most consistently high quality driver in the business. Some mention was made of other beasts like John Daly, but he was a little different. Driving outrageous distances was a cornerstone  of the …

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JoAnne Carner Appears at U.S. Women’s Senior

Carner Reappears, but Not to be Ceremonial As I sat feeling sorry for the players of the women’s senior tour, having heard that Laura Davies was about to invade their space, another big hitting personality recently caught my attention. When “Big Mama” JoAnne Carner was in her heyday, I was aware of her presence, but …

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Kang, Ko, Hull and Newbies

Kang, Ko, Hull

Everyone in LPGA Going Through Something – Kang Overcame Hers There is a case to be made for a caveat to the question, “Who is the greatest golfer on tour?” If we live in the present moment, it would be difficult to bestow that title on someone who is not currently winning, unless they triumph …

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Miller Retiring from Booth, Famous for No Filter

Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller Straightforward, Entertaining, Not Always Cool I remember Johnny Miller in the mid-70s. He was hot property then, and was always on the heels of Jack Nicklaus in the rankings, Miller had a few magic years that produced 25 wins and 2 majors, including the ’73 U.S. Open. Once those days were passed, he …

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Talent and Story, Up and Down

Talent

Careers on Tour Ebb and Flow, But Talent Remains One of the true beauties of following the golf tours is that everyone is talented, and everyone is in a different place.  It resembles the stock market. On any given day, a bunch of them are up, and a bunch of them are down, and tomorrow …

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